Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:40 am

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single […]

Nondestructive 3-D imaging of biological cells with sound
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:19 am

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the […]

European physicist discusses Higgs boson at Brown University
Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:20 pm

The head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research says the historic 2012 discovery of the […]

Boron-based atomic clusters mimic rare-earth metals
Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Rare Earth elements, found in the f-block of the periodic table, have particular magnetic and […]